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Today's News

  • Direction points to career prep at area ATC

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new leader, a new strategy, a major educational push - all contributing factors into making an educational work program work for area students.

    The Bullitt County Area Technology Center, part of Bullitt County Public Schools, traditionally featured special training in a number of skilled trade programs, preparing non-traditional students for careers in various labor fields.

  • Man, woman indicted for separate murder incidents

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Murder indictments have been handed down in a pair of separate deaths in Bullitt County.

    The Bullitt County grand jury issued murder indictments against Nicole Skyberg and Kevin Justin Ward.

    Both were returned as Class A felonies, which are punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

    On June 20, 2015, law enforcement officials were called to the Welcome Center on Interstate 65.

    There, officers found the body of Aaron Jerrell.

  • Owners can abandon sewer plant; receiver to be selected

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After listening to two hours of testimony, the state Public Service Commission has agreed with a request from Bullitt Utilities.

    It can abandon its sewage treatment system in northern Bullitt County as of the end of September.

    Citing the inability to continue to operate the system, which was struck by an explosion at its treatment plant last March, Bullitt Utilities sought PSC approval to abandon the system and its 700 customers.

  • NB looking for principal as Fulk takes position as assistant superintendent

     HEBRON ESTATES - Principals from neighboring Bullitt County Public School buildings are now taking care of the educational system in Trimble County.

    North Bullitt High School principal Robert Fulk officially announced his resignation to the staff on Monday morning, announcing his departure to take over as Trimble County’s chief academic officer.

  • Mount Washington man dies in Spencer County accident on Tuesday

     TAYLORSVILLE -- A Mount Washington man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Kings Church Road in Spencer County last Tuesday morning.

    Brandon Freepartner, 20, who resided on the same road in which the accident took place, was pronounced dead at the University of Louisville Hospital after being transported by helicopter from the scene of the accident that occurred around 8:30 a.m.

  • DRONES COME TO EASTSIDE MIDDLE

     Eastside Middle School seventh grade students in Anne Lopez’s engineering class are piloting the first drone engineering program in the district.

    As part of a Project Lead the Way grant, Lopez (EMS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics instructor), has partnered with Leslie Bates of SheDrones (http://www.shedrones.com/) for the pilot program who has donated eight drone assembly kits at a total cost of $400.

  • County to get rid of mold; look for its source in jail

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While county officials look for the root of the problem, Bullitt Fiscal Court members voted to spend up to $4,000 to get rid of mold growing in portions of the detention center.

    Jailer Martha Knox reported the mold problem about a month ago to county officials.

    Since that time, bids have been received.

    The mold is in the large room used for video arraignments and in the GED room.

    Both are critical to the operation of the facility, said Knox.

  • Community asked to assess their views on county’s health in future

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When you think of having a “healthy” community, what comes to mind?

    Is it safety? Or maybe it could be quality of life?

    Does physical and mental well-being describe your definition of health?

    Maybe access, happiness or spiritual health fits that definition?

    Whatever your definition, it will play an important role in the five-year community assessment currently underway through the Bullitt County Health Department.

  • PSC authorizes Bullitt Utilities to abandon sewer system

     FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has authorized the Bullitt Utilities sewer system, which serves about 700 customers in the Hunters Hollow and Hillview areas of Bullitt County, to abandon its sewer system.

    In an order issued today, the PSC said that it will go to Franklin Circuit Court as soon as possible to seek appointment of a temporary operator, known as a receiver, to begin running the system prior to Sept. 30, when the abandonment takes effect.

  • REKINDLED: Trial will determine fate of SE Bullitt contract

     CLERMONT -- Unless two entities can reach an accord on their mediated agreement, it appears a court trial will be the next stop for those involved with the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department.

    After a dispute and cancellation of a contract between the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District and the Southeast Fire and Rescue Corp., there seemed to be a mediated agreement in March 2015.

    However, by actions taken in a hearing last Wednesday, a trial has now been set for Oct. 27 in Bullitt Circuit Court.